Kazuo Ishiguro and Charlotte Higgins shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2021
Kazuo Ishiguro and Charlotte Higgins are among the authors shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2021. Kazuo Ishiguro is picked for his Booker-longlisted Klara and the Sun (Faber) which explores the implications of AI for human relationships and the question of what it means to love. Waterstones described it as "a stunning feat of world-building which delivers a powerful emotional gut-punch." In non-fiction, Charlotte Higgins is shortlisted for Greek Myths, illustrated by Chris Ofili (Jonathan Cape), which Waterstones described as "a tremendously enjoyable reimagining" which places female characters in the centre of the frame.
The 13-strong shortlist has been drawn up by Waterstones booksellers, who each nominate a book they think is outstanding and would recommend to readers. The Waterstones Book of the Year 2021 will be chosen by a Waterstones panel and announced on 2nd December.
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